A mill situated on the border between two unnamed countries and the residents therein become pawns in a future war. Starring: BRIGITTE HELM, ERWIN FABER, and MAX SCHRECK. Topics: Max Schreck, Brigitte Helm, Erwin Faber, UFA
A surreal fantasy adventure adapted from Pierre Benot's novel, "L'Atlantide," which has a superficial resemblance to H Rider Haggard's "She." Directed by George Wilhelm Pabst UK release 1932 US release 1939 a.k.a. "The Lost Atlantis" (US) and "L'Atlantide" (FR) 5 minutes are missing. PRODUCTION NOTE: The English dialog for this version was written by Miles Mander, who became a noted character actor in British and American films. He is here at IA in... Topics: adventures, fantasies, Atlantis, Brigitte Helm, John Stuart, Tela Tchai
This month Nat, Cody, and Robert journey back to the silent era for a German science fiction film starring Brigitte Helm. Surprisingly, it's not METROPOLIS but rather the decidedly perverse film ALRAUNE aka A DAUGHTER OF DESTINY aka UNHOLY LOVE aka MANDRAKE. Before we get to ALRAUNE though, we talk about a little known film in theaters now called STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. I imagine some of our listeners might have heard of it. And, some might even be interested in what we have to say about... Topics: Alraune, Brigitte Helm, Still Watching the Skies, podcast, wherethelongtailends.com, science fiction
Kino's stunning restoration of Fritz Lang's science fiction masterpiece. If you haven't seen this version, you haven't seen "Metropolis." Highly recommended. It's available from Netflix and other sources. Topics: movie trailers, sci fi, silent sci fi, Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Gustav...